The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Administrator was £465 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK / England
Rank 571 589 588
Rank change year-on-year +18 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 12 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.029% 0.057% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.060% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 6
Median daily rate £465 £458 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +13.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £406 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £363
% change year-on-year -2.77% +24.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Administrator in England

Senior Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Systems Administrator in England

Senior Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Systems Administrator in England

Senior Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +22 7 £468 +0.53% 3
South East +26 4 £438 -2.77% 3
West Midlands +3 1 £450 -
Senior Systems Administrator
UK

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Senior Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 37 (97.37%) Linux
2 31 (81.58%) Red Hat
3 23 (60.53%) Puppet
4 18 (47.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (42.11%) VMware
6 15 (39.47%) Unix
7 13 (34.21%) CentOS
7 13 (34.21%) Ansible
8 12 (31.58%) Bash Shell
8 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (28.95%) Windows
9 11 (28.95%) Finance
10 10 (26.32%) DNS
11 9 (23.68%) Financial Institution
11 9 (23.68%) Data Centre
12 8 (21.05%) DevOps
12 8 (21.05%) Configuration Management
12 8 (21.05%) Sun
12 8 (21.05%) HP
12 8 (21.05%) ITIL
12 8 (21.05%) Apache
12 8 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (18.42%) Red Hat Satellite
13 7 (18.42%) Nagios
13 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
13 7 (18.42%) Firewall
13 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
14 6 (15.79%) Solaris
14 6 (15.79%) Perl

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (21.05%) Apache
2 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.26%) IIS
3 2 (5.26%) nginx
4 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Project
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (13.16%) GitHub
4 2 (5.26%) IaaS
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) DNS
2 7 (18.42%) Firewall
3 5 (13.16%) LDAP
4 4 (10.53%) DHCP
5 3 (7.89%) SSH
6 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
6 2 (5.26%) Kerberos
6 2 (5.26%) SAN
7 1 (2.63%) LAN
7 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.63%) VLAN
7 1 (2.63%) WAN
7 1 (2.63%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Big Data
2 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Hudson
1 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.16%) Subversion
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.26%) Back Office
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (97.37%) Linux
2 18 (47.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (39.47%) Unix
4 13 (34.21%) CentOS
5 11 (28.95%) Windows
6 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
7 6 (15.79%) Solaris
7 6 (15.79%) Ubuntu
8 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (2.63%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Configuration Management
1 8 (21.05%) DevOps
1 8 (21.05%) ITIL
2 6 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (15.79%) Change Control
2 6 (15.79%) ITIL V3
2 6 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.89%) Change Management
4 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
4 3 (7.89%) Server Building
5 2 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.26%) System Testing
5 2 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
6 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.63%) Information Security
6 1 (2.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) Bash Shell
2 6 (15.79%) Perl
2 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
4 4 (10.53%) AWK
4 4 (10.53%) PHP
5 3 (7.89%) sed
6 2 (5.26%) Python
6 2 (5.26%) VB
7 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.63%) CCNA
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) BS25999
2 1 (2.63%) BS7799
System Software
1 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
3 5 (13.16%) KVM
4 4 (10.53%) VMware ESX
5 3 (7.89%) vSphere
6 2 (5.26%) FreeRADIUS
6 2 (5.26%) NFS
6 2 (5.26%) Terminal Services
6 2 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Docker
7 1 (2.63%) Samba
Systems Management
1 23 (60.53%) Puppet
2 13 (34.21%) Ansible
3 8 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (18.42%) Nagios
4 7 (18.42%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (10.53%) yum
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.63%) Cobbler
7 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (81.58%) Red Hat
2 16 (42.11%) VMware
3 8 (21.05%) HP
3 8 (21.05%) Sun
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.26%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.63%) Avaya
6 1 (2.63%) Canon
6 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.63%) Citrix
6 1 (2.63%) IBM
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle